A Process Model of Locational Change in Entrepreneurial Firms: An Evolutionary Perspective
AbstractHow do changes in the spatial organization of entrepreneurial firms come about? This paper provides a conceptualisation of the process of locational change. A process model of locational change is constructed on the basis of an empirical study of 109 locational events during the life course of 25 young firms in knowledge intensive sectors (knowledge services and biomedicals). This process model of locational change maps both internal and external variation and selection processes. This model contributes to the development of a causal process theory of the spatial development of (new) firms.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Utrecht University, Section of Economic Geography in its series Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) with number 0604.
Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2006
Date of revision: Mar 2006
location; entrepreneurial firms; evolutionary theory; decision-making; process models;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-04-01 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENT-2006-04-01 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-EVO-2006-04-01 (Evolutionary Economics)
- NEP-GEO-2006-04-01 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-INO-2006-04-01 (Innovation)
- NEP-TID-2006-04-01 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
- NEP-URE-2006-04-01 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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